Monday, September 19, 2011
Spotlight Punching Tutorial by Joanne Wardle
I made a monogram card using this no-stamping technique earlier in the year. Many people commented that it looked quite tricky. I wanted to show you how easy it really is. To do this technique you will need
- an "anywhere" hole punch with interchangeable heads. 3 sizes. I use a making memories punch that requires the use of a hammer (very loud and very therapeutic)
-a post-it note and pencil
-a card blank
an insert (preferable sparkly coloured paper)
1) draw the outline of your numbers (or letters, or even shape e.g. heart) onto a post it note. Doing it this way means that you don't have any pencil lines to rub away at the end and you can redraw as many times as you like (drawing is NOT my strength. If you really can't draw you could always print letters out from your computer).
2) Position on card (landscape or portrait, it doesn't matter).
3) Take your LARGEST punch and randomly punch within the shape. Make sure that some go right up to the edge. Fill the shapes.
4) With your MIDDLE size punch fill in the gaps between the larger holes, again make sure that some go right up to the edge.
5) Now do the same with the SMALLEST punch (always go from large to small as it's about filling gaps).
6) Remove the post-it note and check it looks okay. add more holes if required.
7) Add an insert to complete the card.
Here's another example of the same technique with some extra embellishment.